Today’s Headlines

  • Students Demand Safety on East Oakland Street (EastBayTimes)
  • Naming Chinatown’s Subway Station (EpochTimes)
  • No BART Service this Weekend, Concord-Pleasant Hill (Curbed)
  • Shimano Denies Brakes were the Problem on JUMP/GoBikes (SFExaminer)
  • More on SFMTA Scooter Demographic Data (Quartz)
  • On In-Law Units (SFChron)
  • Additional Buses for 420 Celebration (SFExaminer)
  • Anti-Density NIMBY Claims Racism on Transit-Housing Bill (SFChron)
  • Commentary: New Track for BART (SFChron)
  • Commentary: Preserving Union Square (SFExaminer)
  • Commentary: Bike Safety Demands Turnouts on Mt. Diablo (EastBayTimes)

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  • theqin

    It’s not a Shimano problem, shimano’s front hub brakes are notoriously weak for this very same reason. That’s despite the fact that really your front brake could provide the most stopping power and if you lower your center of gravity can shorten your stopping distance significantly compared to a locked rear brake which simply skids easily.

  • How about naming the Chinatown station “Chinatown” and calling it a day. No reason why this station needs a special name while the rest of the system keeps it simple, as it should be.